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Nebraskans invited to take part in ceremonies to remember peace officers

NORFOLK, NE. (KTIV/US92) - Monday marks the beginning of National Police Officers Memorial Week, and the public is invited to take part in a commemoration happening Monday morning in Siouxland.

Officials with the Nebraska State Patrol, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and Norfolk Police Department will be holding a ceremony Monday at the grave of Madison County Deputy James Drahota who was killed in a car accident in 1982. There will be a ceremonial wreath that will be picked up 
at the State Patrol Office in Norfolk by the Norfolk chapter of the American Legion Riders. The riders will then travel south on Highway 81, escorted by law enforcement officials, to St. Leonard’s Cemetery in Madison for an 11:30 ceremony.

Law enforcement officials say the public is welcome to watch the procession down 81 or attend the ceremony. The State Patrol is also planning three other ceremonies at the graves of northeast Nebraska law enforcement officials killed in the line of duty.
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